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tactics. >> they focused on the struggling economy. >> we have not made the progress we need to put it back to work of the that's why we want to get america 12 million new jobs in four years and a rise in take home pay. >> the president focused on romney. >> governor romney doesn't have a five-point plan. he has a one-point plan. that's to make sure the folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> when he tried to answer back the moderator pushed back. >> governor romney, there will be plenty of chances to go on. we i -- >> i will -- >> when romney talked about lowering tax rates. >> when you bring the rates down, those small businesses are able to keep more money and hire more people. >> the president went after him again. >> you wouldn't have taken such a sketchy deal and neither should the american people. the math doesn't add up. >> where president obama stumbled was the question about the attack in benghazi.
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>> who denied the enhanced security and why? >> he never did answer that question. instead he attacked romney. >> while we were still dealing with our diplomats being threaten ited, governor romney put out a press released trying to make political points. >> they brought up the discrepancies. >> this was clear that this was not a demmon vagues. this was an attack by terrorists. >> but he over stepped by challenging the president's assertion that he had in fact called it a terrorist attack on the day after it happened. >> want to make sure we get that for the record. it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> he did in fact, sir. >> can you say that a little louder? >> he did call it an act of terror. it did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea of there being a riot out there about this tape to come out.
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you are correct about that. >> well that instant fact check had romney backers roweling about candy crowley taking sides, but it was the tactics that gave him the edge. he waited until the last minute of the debate to bring up romney's 47% comments. reminding voters that romney called half of the country victims who refused personal responsibility. romney had no opportunity to explain. the debate was over. advantage obama jie. and there is still one more debate to come on that. it will be closely watched. twitter lit up. they released the most tweeted moments. a question about immigration drew 109,000 tweets per minute when the president told romney you are the last to get tough on china. and mitt romney's response to a tax rate question generated 107,000 tweets per minute. twitter said there were 7.2 million tweets during the town
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hall debate. that's compared to 10 million during the first debate. while some tweeted others discussed the debate face-to-face. alan wang has two parties, one republican and one democrat. >> reporter: as you can get, both sides believe their man did a better job, but they agreed on one thing, that the president performed much better than he did in the last debate. >> i think obama had to win tonight and i think he did. >> reporter: they were happy to see the two candidates going toe to toe. joy he was on message and didn't let governor romney get away with anything. if the governor was going to be flashy the president was going to be in his face. rot at a gathering -- at a gathering they were equally pleased jie. they love how governor romney was talking about the economy and how we need to put china in their
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place. >> they kept returning to things about the gas drilling and the numbers about the economy that the president seemed to stumble over a little bit. >> the pipeline in from canada, how in the world the president said no to the pipeline i will never know. >> both democrats and republicans agreed that cnn was a strong moderator, but some say she may have helped the president when she called romney out o he made about the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. >> the whole idea of there being a riot act. >> was that fair? >> she didn't do that to the president. she didn't fact check anything he said and said you said this and you said that. for instance, he said he would cut the deficit in half. she never challenged him on that. >> definitely one of the more talked about moments of the night. but there is plenty more to pick over between now and the
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next debate. reporting live, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. and there will be much more ahead on the debate on "nightline" after this newscast. and the third and final presidential debate is set for next monday, october 22nd at lynn university in boca raton, florida with a focus on foreign policy. that starts at 6:00. you can watch it live here on abc7. as the two presidential candidates argued over the terrorist attack in libya hundreds gathered at san francisco city hall to honor the ambassador who was killed there. christopher stevens grew up in piedmont and graduated from uc berkeley and ucsf hastings school of law. john alston shows us the outpouring of praise tonight. >> reporter: the memorial began with a video narrated by christopher stevens himself. >> now i am excited to return to libya to return the great work we have started. it is building a solid partnership between the united states and libya to help you, the libyan people a you chief
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your goals. the libyan people to achieve their goals. >> his brother talked about the last time they said goodbye several months ago. >> now that it is time to say goodbye, i don't see any reason to deviate from that custom. so my big brother, my best friend, i will see you next time. >> on september 11th, stevens was killed during a terrorist raid on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. three other americans also died. among the speakers was the libyan ambassador to the u.s. who said stevens stood with the libyan people during their revolution against qaddafi. >> we are sorry we cannot protect the diplomat who came to help us in a critical time. >> christopher stevens was a participant. he was a full, strong, effective participant in his beloved democracy. >> among those offering
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condolences are residents who are part of a facebook group. >> i wanted to come and represent the people. i bring all of the good wishes and the gad feelings from the group. >> as part of a legacy they want to improve relations between the u.s. and middle east. ambassador stevens ashes will be interred with ancestors in grass valley, the town where he was born. john alston, abc news. on to the weather now, and the warning posted by the weather service tonight. meteorologist sandhya patel is here with live doppler 7hd. >> carolyn, as we look at live doppler 7hd, you will see that the fog is a stranger tonight. the skies are clear and the winds will pick up which is why the warnings are posted for the sacramento valley and northerly winds gusting to 30 miles an hour with the relative humidity dropping to as low as 5 to 10%.
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that is going to raise the fire danger heading intoence with. we will get a flash back to summer, carolyn, the next two days. i will be back with the temperatures in a few minutes. >> thanks, sandhya. new at 11:00, abc7 news has learned a student at a central valley high school has contracted bacterial meningitis. the school district confirms the case. county health officials say the incident is not tied to the national fungal meningitis outbreak that has claimed the lives of 15 people in 15 states. for the second time in weeks a train has struck. it happened around 8:00 in madera. they managed to get out before the train struck. no one on the train was injured. the same thing happened on friday less than a mile north on those very same tracks. san francisco police are on the lookout for a vandal who has damned more than two dozen vehicles. they released a sketch of the vandal tonight. police believe this man has scratched or broken the
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windows of 30 cars. it started in august in the mission and dolores heights neighborhoods. the morgan hill mother accused of abandoning her daughter at a grocery store says the whole thing was a misunderstanding. in an exclusive interview with our media partner marcy keelan denies ditching her 10-year-old. she said she left her at the safe way with her boyfriend while she went to a nearby park with her five-year-old. keelan claims to have broken up with her boyfriend over the incident. a setback for oracle and team usa to hold on to the america's cup. >> i'm lisa amin gulezian where they are waiting for their yacht to come tonight. >> and the race to host the 50th super bowl. the nfl announces the finalists and the bay area is in the running.
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a major blow to oracle's sailing team. the 72-foot catamaran for next
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year's cup race capsized today. they captured these pictures valued at $8 million to $10 million after it flipped over near the golden gate bridge resulting in extensive damage. team members are still working to tow it back to pier80 in san francisco. that's where lisa amin gulezian is live for us. lisa? >> carolyn, we are talking about a very, very expensive yacht. the first broken piece of the yacht arrived here at pier80 about an hour and a half ago. >> the two bows dug into the water and it rolled over itself. >> it came crashing down this afternoon the 72-foot long boat was on its eighth training exercise when rough seas and strong wind caused the boat to topple over and capsize. >> it was pretty scary, i guess. it was a surreal feeling. i was as high as anyone so i
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was lucky to hold on and we made our way down and were able to jump. >> at least 13 people were on board the multimillion-dollar yacht that some call a monster to sail. it is nearly twice as long as those used in the america's cup world series, but the ac72 is stronger, faster and harder to control. this is home video as a group of onlookers watch the boat go down from the st. francis yacht club. >> i have seen the ac45 go over and none of them have failed as disasterously as this. >> disasterous because having the ac72 out of chicks will mean a major setback for team oracle. >> the fact that it will be out of action for awhile is where the setback s. they want to be able to train and learn and make the boat go faster. >> and the majority of the boat just passed under the golden gate bridge. it is moving less than a mile
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an hourment the team expected to arrive here at pier80, in three or four more hours. live in san francisco tonight, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> a very long night. thank you, lisa. tonight investigators are trying to determine if a plane found near half moon bay is the same that disappeared. it was found on a bluff about 400 yards from half moon bay airport. the plane and a body inside were burned so badly that investigators are having a hard time confirming their identity. the missing plane took off from half moon bay airport last night. it never arrived at its final destination in arizona. san francisco is a finalist to host the superbowl 2016 or 2017. the pitch is to play the game at the new niners stadium being built. most of the big events would take place in san francisco. nfl owners will award the 2016 super bowl to san francisco or south florida. the loser will then go up
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against houston for the 2017 super bowl. owners will pick the host cities next may. by the way, abc7 will carry the 49ers game against seattle live this thursday. here is a look at the thursday lineup. at 4:00, an hour long pre game show featuring jerry rice and brent jones. game time is 5:00. the niners host the seahawks followed by a special edition of "after the game" where we will give away $49,000 to someone who likes us on hour facebook page. a lot of people wondering what the weather will be like for the game this thursday. sandhya patel is here now. >> carolyn, it will be picture perfect weather. the 49ers hosting the seahawks at candlestick at 5:20. it will be warm. as the sun goes down at 6:27, the temperatures will come down. 68 degrees at the ballpark. it looks like short sleeve weather, a great looking day for the ballgame. i want to show you a time lapse from earlier tonight.
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this was the waxing crescent moon as we look back toward san francisco and coit tower from our high definition camera. let's check out live doppler 7hd and the skies were so clear that we were able to capture that moon. as we look at live doppler 7hd, there is no fog to be found tonight, and that means tomorrow morning you will start out fog free. temperatures at this hour, most areas are in the 60s and the 70s. so it is pretty warm. san jose 59 and half moon bay is down to 50 degrees. here is the forecast. clear and mild overnight. warm to hot to the next two days . we are looking at a cooling pattern next week. let's talk about the immediate forecast. high pressure will move inland. when it does the wind will shift. there will be more wind coming from the land and blowing toward the ocean. that will bring the warm air toward the coastline. everybody will feel the heat as we head into wednesday and
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thursday. coastal areas warm. inland areas are downright hot. tomorrow morning you can certainly count on a mild start with clear skies. temperatures will be in the mid50s to the upper 60s. you can leave your jacket or coat behind. it will be a nice looking morning. tomorrow afternoon is where it will get warm. a pretty good warm up. san jose 86 degrees in the south bay. 86 in cupertino. 85 in mill pea dis. mill pea ties. palo alto, 83 in san mateo. look at the coast. it will be warm. 76 in half moon bay. this is typically the warmest time of year for locations. 73 in daly city. the wind from the north, northeast tends to warm you up. so up to 90 in santa rosa. 90 in ukiah and head out toward the east bay and oakland hayward low 80s. 87 in hercules. it will be hot inland. 91 in livermore. this is almost summer like. 90 pleasanton, concord, danville and around the
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monterey bay, beach weather. 89 in santa cruz. also in morgan hill. 78 degrees in monterey. accu-weather seven-day forecast, it is going to feel like summer inla low to mid-nineties. just raise those temperatures for thursday. mid70s coast side. and then cooling begins on friday as low clouds and fog reappear. the sea breeze will kick up and the weekend will be cooler, down to the 70s on sunday, and then a chance of rain on monday and tuesday. looks like a healthy storm. thursday is the big day. and in just two days, abc7 will give away $49,000. the winner will be announced after the 49ers game right here on abc7 on october 18th. you can still enter through our facebook page. go to the website and click on the win $49,000 button. that will take you to the on-line form where you can enter your details. some lucky winner will get $49,000. that's exciting. >> it is. we will find out who that
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person is on thursday. >> that's coming up very sign. mike niko will be here with any weather updates. apple has something to announ
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a reward in san francisco for a stolen puppy. take a look. this is violet and the spca says the 10-week old terrier mix disappeared from the adoption center. she has not received all of her necessary vaccinations. there is a reward for violet's safe return. apple is expected to introduce the ipad mini next week. they sent out an invitation for the event. it says we have a little more to show you. they believe the device will be half the size of the ipad and cost $250 to $300. best buy is introducing its own mini tablet. the insigina will go on sale november 11th. it is time for sports. baseball, work with me larry. >> i was waiting for the next line, but it wasn't coming.
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neither are the yankees. they are out of here. the tigers get one step closer to the world series. a big question for giants fans, how is marco? that's what everybody is wondering. can he play in game three in st. louis after that hit ?r -- from the cardinals? sports is next.iƱ
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if looks like good news for the giants. it appears that scootero will be able to play in game three of the championship series. he ran some sprints today in st. louis, and he hit some batting practice. it was a normal day leading up to the game. last night was not normal. he was wiped out by matt holliday. he was overly aggressive. he suffered a hip injury. he said it felt like he was hit by a train. bruce bochy is hoping that he can go in game three though. they have to wait and see how his hip feels tomorrow. >> he is day-to-day. we are being hopeful he can go. the mri did show a left hip strain and contusion. his left knee is sore. we will know where he is at tomorrow. >> he did a great job at being able to stay in that game as hard as he took the second base. it was hard for us to see him come out of the game.
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hopefully that extra rest in the end of the game and then today will payoff and he can be back tomorrow. >> game three in st. louis begins at 1:07 on the west coast. matt cane who you saw there. the a's got a fatal dose of verlander and the yankees got theirs tonight. they faced 132 p itches and detroit one witch away from the world series. alex rodriguez hi mom. he was benched by the yankees in game 3. that's $100 million on the bench there. the solo blast and 1-0 tigers. doubles to center and he got a late jump on that. it is a 2-0 tiger lead. verlander allowed one strike on three hits. two men on and strikes out
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